– A Pennsylvania school district is scanning students’ thumbprints, tracking all of their lunch purchases, and turning the data over to the federal government. Read More: School lunch program scans student thumbprints for ‘tracking purposes’ – EAGnews.org.
It’s high-tech and certainly controversial, but with the two prisoners from the Clinton Correctional Facility still on the lam an upstate senator says one way to track future escapees is to microchip them. Read More: N.Y. Senator Proposes Microchipping Violent Convicts With GPS Devices « CBS New York.
THE SPRINKLERS WERE running so hard at a McDonalds in Long Beach, California, recently that water was pooling up and running into the streets. A few employees, fed up with the wastefulness in the midst of a severe drought, reported the scene to the city. Read More: Smart Meters Snitch on Water Wasters in a […]
Acuity Market Intelligence has released a new report on the global mobile biometrics market, and is predicting huge growth over the next several years. The firm cites smartphones, tablets, and wearables as the main drivers of growth in this market. The firm pegs the market at $1.6 billion for last year, and predicts it […]
In the report, Goode Intelligence predicts that by 2020, bank customers will use biometrics as the predominant identity authorization method to access bank services. Read More: Biometrics will be main banking identity authorization method by 2020, says report | BiometricUpdate.
China has unveiled the world’s first facial recognition ATM. Read More: China unveils world’s first facial recognition ATM – Telegraph.
Is it retail therapy gone mad? The dawn of a new cyborg age? Or a new meaning to going down under? Read More: Implants to aid payment with a wave of the hand | The Australian.
When is comes to identification on a national level, the landscape is changing at an incredible rate. At the tip of the spear are electronic identity credentials (eID) that are being used to do far more than just prove an identity. Read More: re:ID National eID Series: Europe leads global push to eID | SecureIDNews.
Israel took another step toward biometric identification on Wednesday, introducing 17 biometric passport stands to the Passport Control section of Ben-Gurion airport, according to Channel 10. Read More: Biometric Passport Stands Debut at Airport – Inside Israel – News – Arutz Sheva.
The fate of the government’s bulk collection of Americans’ phone records is unclear following an FBI warning, House-Senate disagreements and more than 10 hours of criticisms by a GOP presidential candidate. Read More: My Way News – Domestic surveillance fate unclear after lengthy Senate talk.